09 February 2014

Junkers Ju 52 After Landing on the Hartvigvann-Lake

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Date: Saturday, 13 April 1940
Place: Hartvigvann-lake, Narvik, Norway
Photographer: Unknown

Junkers Ju 52 g4e “DB+RB” of 3./KGr.z.b.V. 102 after landing on the Hartvigvann-lake north of Narvik, Norway. This aircraft landed there on 13 April 1940 with 10 other Ju 52 to bring in supplies during the fighting around Narvik. Because of lack of fuel and the deep snow only one Ju 52 was able to take-off from the frozen lake! The other aircraft sank when the ice melted. Between 1983 and 1986 four of these aircraft were recovered and later restored. This aircraft carried an Ace of Hearts emblem. Pilot was Feldwebel Kathmann and the flight engineer Feldwebel Härtelt. The name of the radio-operator is still unknown.

Luftwaffe im Focus - Edition No.1 2002

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